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Poster: turnphilup Date: Mar 31, 2012 8:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 89

Hey, I resemble that remark! I could be considered a "touch head" so to speak, for these were some of the first shows I traveled to. I was not there because of that song or video though, for me it was the music, simple as that. I do not know what exactly caused the influx of new fans suddenly in the late eighties. Most likely a combination of multiple reasons we could point out. Touch heads does seem to come across as a derogatory description when it is coming from older heads. Were fans in the early eighties, the "heaven heads" if you will, frowned upon by the late seventies heads? and so on down the line back to the acid test days? Call me what ever you want, but once I got past that turnstile, we were all just "heads" for 3 to 4 hours no matter what the year was. Peace

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Mar 31, 2012 10:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 89

I fucking hate hippies...disgusting assholes...

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Poster: Pig Street ! Date: Mar 31, 2012 8:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 89

Heavy remark to categorize all newbies at that time as lot wreckers, I do apologize, BUT, I got on the bus in the mid seventies influx after the boys came out of their so called retirement. from 76 to mid 80's the scene at the lots were very cool, lots of bartering and such.
Then the Balloons, NITROUS and the people crapping on neighbors driveways (actually in paper the night after the Greensboro shows). Gate Crashing (still can see Phil's face) as the idiots slide down the hill after crashing Carter Finley in 90'. Maybe the acid was weaker and I became more in tuned to what was happening. Late 80's Grate music, crummy LOT scene.

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Poster: turnphilup Date: Mar 31, 2012 11:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 89

No apologizes needed here mate. I was a witness to all that shit as well. That Raleigh show was my last Brent show, and was not a good vibe to say the least. Never crashed a gate and always had a ticket to shows I ventured to.(about 50 I think) Hard to pinpoint exactly what was specifically causing all the bad energy at shows from time to time leading to the final nail of the summer'95. Hell there was a murder in our camp ground after a show in Charlotte one year that occurred like fifty feet from us. Talk about some bad energy after a show. I was seeing four to seven shows a year back then and could be classified as a "vacation head" if you wanted to label someone with something. People, of course not all, are just dicks when it comes down to it. They end up ruining things for all the good folks in the long run. No matter what it is, the douche bags of the world will come in and fuck it up if given the chance. It was fun while it lasted. I am just so thankful for this place and the music it provides. I can hear all kinds of shows from various years in the comfort of my own home with no douches to ruin it for me. Peace.

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Mar 31, 2012 11:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 89


Even in '81 they were announcing to people to please stop crapping on the Berkeley campus. Basically the folks that didn't legitimatly get into the shows have always been wrecking the scene for those that did. Its been like that for a long time.